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Unformatted text preview: actions to internal states self-serving bias-if you are polite it is because you have good manners-if you are rude it is because others mistreated you fundamental attribution error-attribute others negative behavior to external causes constructs-categories to help organize information cognitive complexity-how detailed, involved, or numerous a persons constructs are social categorization-categorizing people-ethnocentrism -tendency to view ones group as the standard against which all others are judged prejudice-when people experience aversive or negative feelings toward a group as a whole or toward an individual because she or her belongs to a group ego-defensive function-role it plays I protecting individuals sense of self-worth value-expressive function-allowing people to view their own values, norms, and cultural practices as appropriate and correct social role-specific position or positions an individual holds in a society...
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- Spring '11